Calif. Seeks To Update Flammability Rules To Avoid Toxics

Law360, San Diego (June 18, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Concerned about the potential danger to the environment and public health posed by chemicals used in upholstered furniture, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called on a California agency to overhaul flammability rules for the furniture products sold in the state.

The governor asked the state's Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation to take a look at the state’s flammability standards, which have been in place for the past four decades, and recommend changes to curb the use of toxic flame retardants...
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